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2008 Palm Beach Boat Show

Discussion in 'Boat Shows & Yacht Watching' started by vivariva, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. vivariva

    vivariva Senior Member

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    Dear everyone,

    What are your plans for the 2008 Palm Beach Boat Show? The dates are between March 27 and March 30.

    Regards,
    vr
  2. Jorge Lang

    Jorge Lang Senior Member

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    I'll be there. Carl, will you be floating around the docks?
  3. YachtForums

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    I'll be there. :)
  4. vivariva

    vivariva Senior Member

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    YF, will you be arranging a get-together like the Miami Show?

    If so, please let us know. Everyone's first drink will be on me :)

    Regards,
    VR
  5. YachtForums

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    The Palm Beach Show is actually a good venue for a YF get together. There are several bars & restaurants on Clematis Street, just steps away from the show's entrance. Or, we do our best to sink one of the 2 beer barges on the docks.

    Unlike FLIBS & MIBS, the PB Show is easy. Ample parking, fast access and short walks. It's my favorite show and it's growing in popularity (along with PB's demographics).

    Here's some thoughts...

    Wednesday: If you're staying in Palm Beach the night before the show opens, you might want to check out "Mr. Feelgoods" on Clematis Street. Rock Star Energy drink is having a pre-show party.

    Thursday is a work day for most of us, but a late afternoon drink would probably be a welcome escape from the economy.

    Friday is a no-go, because everyone is going to the Rybovich Boatyard Ball on Friday night.

    Saturday & Sunday: wannabe's, posers, pretenders and fake-it till you make-it types are out in droves. Let's get a table at a beer barge and try to guess their credit scores. ;)
  6. CaptTom

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    Will be attending Friday afternoon, then off to the Rybo party (see you there Carl).
    Again at show all day Saturday, so able to hook up at beer barge any time.
  7. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Have fun fellas! I'll be missing the show this year- on charter in the Bahamas.
  8. Neil Rooney

    Neil Rooney Senior Member

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    I'll be there....at beer thirty.
  9. Dan Evans

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    I will be getting ready for finals:( So to all those going; enjoy and take lots of pictures for those of us unable to attend!

    Dan
  10. vivariva

    vivariva Senior Member

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    'Fake-it till you make-it', that is hilarious :)

    Let's meet on Saturday afternoon for a beer or two. It seems to be the best choice for everyone. I'll be arriving in PB on Friday.

    Dear Dan, I'll take as many photos as possible. Do you have any specific requests :)?

    Cheers
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    Anything that floats;)
  12. Lug_Nut

    Lug_Nut New Member

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    Anyone know where one can find a list of the brokerage boats that will be displayed at the Palm Beach show?
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    rocdiver Senior Member

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    Invitation

    Now THAT is funny!

    Carl, you obviously have walked these docks many times!

    We are taking M/Y IBEX to the show this year. We'll be in the 900 series of the docks, at the Bartram & Brakenhoff Brokerage area. Forum members please stop by and introduce yourself and take a tour if you'd like.

    ROCKY
    M/Y IBEX
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  16. vivariva

    vivariva Senior Member

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    Shall we decide on the time and the place for the Saturday get-together?

    Dear Yachforums, what is your suggestion on how to make the initial contact?

    Cheers,
    vivariva
  17. YachtForums

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    Hi VivaRiva,

    I've got a scheduling conflict I'm trying to resolve. I'm not sure if I'll be at the show over the weekend. Tentatively, can I suggest Saturday at 4:00 PM on the NORTH dock beer barge? The CENTRAL beer barge (in front of the Rybo display) will be far too crowded to get a table, or even a drink!

    If I can make it, I'll arrive early enough to secure a table at the NORTH beer barge. I'll be wearing a YF shirt and accompanied by my date... thin air.
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  19. boatingal

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    Yachting Enthusiasts

    I am new to this site and look forward to meeting fellow boaters. Lets meet at the floating bar on Saturday at 1:00 pm. What do you say? Are you in?
  20. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Welcome to Yacht Forums, Boatingal.
    Why do I get the feeling that the booze barge will be an even more popular spot Saturday afternoon?